The nation`s first planned amusement park opened in 1928. The 280-acre venue featured a variety of family-friendly diversions, including rides, a freshwater pool, beaches, boardwalk, and skating rinks. The team of Walker and Gillette designed the Art Deco-style buildings, including the 110-foot tall Music Tower. Much of the park`s original architecture remains, as do some original rides, like the wooden Dragon Coaster, and the Derby Racer carousel. Today, Playland also features modern rides, activities and entertainment.